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City files for injunction against nuclear plant

A city in northern Japan has filed for an injunction against the construction of a nuclear power plant in a nearby town.

Hakodate City on Japan's northernmost main island of
Hokkaido filed a suit with the Tokyo District Court against the central government and the Tokyo-based plant operator J-Power on Thursday.

Hakodate is demanding that the defendants halt ongoing construction of the plant in Oma Town, Aomori Prefecture, about 23 kilometers south of the city across the Tsugaru Strait.

Construction was suspended in the wake of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, but was resumed in October 2012.

J-Power plans to apply for safety checks required under the government's new safety guidelines as early as this fall. Hakodate City argues the safety of the plant cannot be secured under the new guidelines.

It said should an accident occur at the Oma nuclear plant, damage to the city would be so serious that it could no longer function.

The city noted that local governments within a... LINK


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